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Gary1953
02-27-2011, 10:21 AM
Great photo on eBay now.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/gsandes50/Girlsfishing1919.jpg

StudeRich
02-27-2011, 10:31 AM
Pretty crazy Women for their time, aren't they?

barnlark
02-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Must have still had their waders on from their drive out of town from the last South Bend meet. <GGG>

aarrggh
02-27-2011, 12:34 PM
Whats with the Studebaker banner on the windshield ?

JBOYLE
02-27-2011, 12:41 PM
What's with the headlights?
I've seem a lot of brass/teen-era cars (either in photos or in person) and I've never seem lights like that.

woodysrods
02-27-2011, 01:11 PM
Is this being advertised as an original photo?
If so check out the wrist watches on two of the girls. Where is the potographer standing with his old fasion tripod held camera and antique flash, and why is he there? I am thinking zoom lens and modern day set up for photo shoot. Good eye on the banner.....it is the first give away.
Somewtimes ebay sceptical! But nice photo.
Good Roads
Brian

comatus
02-27-2011, 01:16 PM
Lot of mythic content here. Are they Fishers of Men, or Delmar & Pete's Si-reens?

Or maybe the one casts it out, one measures, and t'other cuts it off...
I won't even mention eye of newt, because they're too good-lookin'.

Sure, they have a nice car and look like just the sort of girls a fellow would like to meet, but be honest:
if you stumbled across this scene, wouldn't it kind of give you the willies?
Says a guy who only goes fishing with three women. Hey, one's my sister. Nothing weird about that.

JBOYLE
02-27-2011, 01:26 PM
If the photo is old, it's in very good shape.

But..the women sure look period to me. Hair, clothes, make-up...all look perfect for a period photo.
And remember, this likely would have been an advertising photo with models, not some candid snapshot of three local girls at the fishin' spot.
And wristwatches were the new "in thing" after WWI, so maybe these women, (likely models) were trendsetters.

E. Davis
02-27-2011, 03:14 PM
I rebuild and repair bamboo flyrods for a hobby and those are genuine period flyrods and wicker creels. I would say for sure the picture circa is pretty accurate.

davepink53
02-27-2011, 06:26 PM
What's with the headlights?
I've seem a lot of brass/teen-era cars (either in photos or in person) and I've never seem lights like that.

The Headlights are correct . 7632

57 Silver Hawk
02-27-2011, 07:32 PM
Yes, They used a tripod to hold large view-camera. You can see both the water running and the fish so blurry during long exposure time on slow speed film. How oddity the all girls seems steady and in sharp!

JBOYLE
02-27-2011, 11:24 PM
I was wondering if the girls were added later...no one is casting a shadow...but the car is.

(S)
02-28-2011, 12:13 AM
I was going to comment on the headlights being correct, I have one sitting on the bench but was not sure what year/s it fits. I know it is a Stude.

Studebaker Wheel
02-28-2011, 01:31 AM
Everything was legit in that image. I was watching it all week. If you will check the auction below it was not a photo that was for sale but the original negative. The negative sold for $224.50!!
See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130487326633

barnlark
02-28-2011, 07:51 AM
Wow, 6-1/2 X 8-1/2 neg. That leaves my enlarger out! What a great shot. Looks like, maybe, a typical midwest cloudy day with the soft shadows. Can anyone distinguish the license plate? I just figured it was a factory photo shoot showing the versatility of the car. The use of "sexy girls" in the auction is a bit ridiculous and a typical ebay search tactic, but what a great idea for a shoot. The water must have been rushing by fairly fast to keep the models sharp during their movement at a semi-slow shutter speed. All it takes is one good exposure! Pretty decent price for a negative. Thanks for sharing the link to it, Gary, and extra info, RQ.

comatus
02-28-2011, 10:09 AM
no one is casting a shadow...but the car is.

Well that settles that. They're not the Sirens, the Wyrd Sisters or the Three Fates.
They're vampires.

52-fan
02-28-2011, 12:53 PM
Actually, the people are casting shadows. The sun is almost directly overhead and the shadows are not very large.

Studebaker Wheel
02-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Wow, 6-1/2 X 8-1/2 neg. That leaves my enlarger out! What a great shot. Looks like, maybe, a typical midwest cloudy day with the soft shadows. Can anyone distinguish the license plate? I just figured it was a factory photo shoot showing the versatility of the car. The use of "sexy girls" in the auction is a bit ridiculous and a typical ebay search tactic, but what a great idea for a shoot. The water must have been rushing by fairly fast to keep the models sharp during their movement at a semi-slow shutter speed. All it takes is one good exposure! Pretty decent price for a negative. Thanks for sharing the link to it, Gary, and extra info, RQ.

No, not Midwest. It is a California scene. While I cannot read the details on the license plate the A1 number was registered with the Studeaker agency in San Francisco. I have other interesting photos taken in California (esp in and around Yosemite Park) going back to 1914 that show this same plate number. The President of Studebaker's San Francisco Branch was a man named Chester Weaver and he was a close personal friend of John M. Studebaker as well as a wealthy and influential man with important political connections in California, therefore the special license plate.

barnlark
02-28-2011, 07:40 PM
Ahh, Yosemite. I often forget palm trees and other So Cal vegetation tends to disappear as one moves north. The midwest wasn't even a close guess. Sure looked like a factory shot.
Richard, didn't you have an Almanac article on Chester Weaver a while back? Was he the one that drove his car out on that ledge for a few photographs with a group of others, or was that someone else? IIRC, he was really proactive on the creative end of many types of interesting promotional shoots out there.